DIY cheap (or free!) macro photo studio

May 25, 2009

To celebrate memorial day I built a cheap DIY macro photo studio following instructions from Strobist.

If you have most of the stuff (and most of you probably do) it should be free. I had to buy the light source, in my case a 500 watt halogen lamp, but it only cost me $17 from Home Depot. I plan on buying another lamp so I can light the other side.

The setup:

My DIY Macro Photo Studio

The result:

My first studio shot - Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

I learned that I should definitely clean up anything I place in the box because it shows off all imperfections; look at all the dust on the SD880. And I should buy a second lamp to light up the other side as well.